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A relatively new type of motorhome is the SURV, or Sport Utility Recreational Vehicle, also known as a "toy hauler." This is essentially a motorhome with a garage. That’s right, part of the floorplan is devoted to a room for carrying motorized fun machines such as ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, jet skis, dune buggies or other toys. A large door on the side or rear, with integral ramp, provides easy access. The garage space will usually have an easy-to-clean vinyl or metal floor, tie-down hooks and perhaps some utility cabinets and storage. Some even have an optional fuel tank for dispensing gas to your toys. The rest of the motorhome then has the expected amenities, such as a bathroom, galley and sleeping quarters.

When the vehicles are off-loaded, many SURVs have beds in the “garage” area. Some are cleverly mounted on tracks that move the mattresses to the ceiling, out of the way. Just push a button, and a single bed or bunk beds move down and provide as many as four additional sleeping spots while the toys are parked outside.

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